Bible: Matthew 26:6-16

Jesus’ Anointing

26:6 Now while Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, 26:7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar 1  of expensive perfumed oil, 2  and she poured it on his head as he was at the table. 3  26:8 When 4  the disciples saw this, they became indignant and said, “Why this waste? 26:9 It 5  could have been sold at a high price and the money 6  given to the poor! 26:10 When 7  Jesus learned of this, he said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She 8  has done a good service for me. 26:11 For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me! 9  26:12 When 10  she poured this oil on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 26:13 I tell you the truth, 11  wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

The Plan to Betray Jesus

26:14 Then one of the twelve, the one named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 26:15 and said, “What will you give me to betray him into your hands?” 12  So they set out thirty silver coins for him. 26:16 From that time 13  on, Judas 14  began looking for an opportunity to betray him.

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